Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at EAB

We Want a Workplace That...

Values differences in opinions

Allows employees to bring their whole selves to work

Acknowledges biases

Is full of empathy and respect

Has a strong firm culture

How we will do this

Cultivate Talent

Have a workforce that is representative of and finds value in the growing diversity of perspectives, identities, and experiences of today's global society

Enhance Culture

Be a workplace that actively promotes inclusion, innovation, and engagement and that empowers individuals to bring their best self to work each day

Impact Industries

Provide deep and differentiated impact by embedding the diversity, equity, and inclusion lens in our programs, talent, and service

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"Our mission is to make education smarter and our communities stronger, and we can only do that if we raise the bar and hold ourselves accountable to setting the standard on diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. I am passionate about making DEI an authentic, embedded part of my own personal and professional life as well as the culture of EAB, and I am committed to supporting our partners in their own DEI journeys."

David Felsenthal, CEO

DEI Strategic Plan

Our five-year strategic plan is the result of an intentional process, including a needs assessment and conversations with stakeholders and focus groups that totaled over 150 employees.

  • Define DEI and success
  • Increase gender and racial diversity within leadership
  • Equip leaders to lead cross-cultural teams
  • Clarify and adjust DEI infrastructure
  • Build greater cultural skills and inclusivity across the firm
  • Identify and develop high potential (HiPo) team members of color for leadership roles
  • Diversify candidate pipeline
  • Ensure compensation practices are fair and equitable
  • Ensure virtual trainings and meetings are accessible
  • Translate DEI goals to SMART goals
  • Develop timely, relevant, and consistent DEI communications
  • Build EAB's capacity to serve as a frontrunner in addressing equity gaps in education
  • Leverage community impact efforts to better engage team members and the communities we serve
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Milestones

Established twice-annual accountability reviews for each division

We now host a series of Talent Review meetings with the leader of each division of the firm and key members of the Talent team to review talent data and strategy at a divisional level and ensure that we are working "locally" to drive our DEI efforts forward.

Rolled out mandatory firmwide DEI training

We worked to create a DEI curriculum for the firm and rolled out our first two modules on fundamental DEI concepts. For each module, all EAB team members attended a synchronous learning session, followed by a structured discussion with colleagues in their division.

Launched VIVID, our leadership cohort for people of color

Our Women In Leadership cohort has been an important tool in improving our gender leadership representation over the last several years. Now, we have applied a similar approach to our first cohort for people of color as we work to address the racial and ethnic diversity of our leadership team.

Published data and benchmarks internally

In order to ensure both transparency and accountability, we now publish data internally on the current and historical composition of our workforce, along with benchmarks and our progress against those benchmarks.

Employee Resource Groups

Our Employee Resource Groups are voluntary, employee-led groups that foster a diverse, inclusive workplace aligned with EAB's mission and values. Groups are comprised of employees who share a common identity or interest-and are open to allies. They support the innovation of EAB's services, policies, and practices by providing insights on the evolving social climate, and they enhance the experience of EAB employees by offering programming that promotes professional development, cultural exposure, and forums for education, allyship, and community.

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Women@EAB

Women@EAB promotes gender equity and helps increase women's advancement and engagement through a multitude of pathways.

OUT@EAB

The mission of OUT@EAB is to drive positive impact for LGBTQ individuals at the firm and within our broader communities.

MOSAIC

The goal of Mosaic is to cultivate, engage, promote and retain the next generation of highly engaged leaders of color at the forefront of higher education.

HealthyMinds

HealthyMinds@EAB promotes mental health as one of the many data points that creates our diversity and as a critical part of overall wellness, so that we may all bring our full selves to work.

Our Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

At EAB, we believe that to fulfill our mission to "make education smarter and our communities stronger" we need team members who bring a diversity of perspectives to the table and a workplace where each team member is valued, respected and heard.

To that end, EAB is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we make employment decisions on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need. We don't discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. Our leadership team is dedicated to ensuring the fulfillment of this policy with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities, access to facilities and programs, and general treatment during employment.

Accessibility

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We Are Nationally Recognized as a Great Place to Work

Best Places to Work Human Rights Campaign
Mental Health America 2020 Bell Seal for Workplace Mental Health at Platinum level
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Learn how we support our partners' DEIJ journeys

Explore our DEIJ Resource Center to see how college and university leaders can cultivate diversity, foster inclusion, promote equity, and fight for justice for their students, faculty, staff, and communities.

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